Your Engagement

We take businesses from red to black using a proven system helping business owners in 5 specific areas:

    • Engage & Manifest 48
      • Helping them gain clarity, shift from their limiting beliefs, prioritize and delegate with accountability
    • Understand Accounting – identifying their Key Performance Indicators
    • Increase Revenue – growing the the business in 4 keys areas
      • Getting more customers to buy more, more often
      • Geometric Marketing
    • Improve Profits
        • Biz Bench Benchmarking Reporting
    • Build Value in their business using tried and proven processes, procedures and strategies

and here is how:


  • Your Engagement with UAC. As we work with you to improve the value of your business this is what you can expect.  We will each month teach you a new strategy, process or procedure needed to increase the actual value of your business, increase your bottom line profits, clarity for the direction of the business in the coming years (1, 3 and 5 year plans) as well as creating an enhanced company culture.


  • Here is how it works.  When you engage with Universal Accounting we we commit to do the one or more of the following in the coming 12+ months:

Monthly One-on-One or Conference call

This is four one-hour one-on-one meetings a month.  Each meeting will review the previous discussion and the related assignments with a focus on the 8 key value drivers.  A new topic will be introduced and prioritized.  In that process, you will decide how best to implement it within the business and what assignments will be given.  Lastly, the next appointment will be set.  (Following the call, a summary will be given along with complementary information.)

Attendance at a Monthly Training & Master Mind Meeting with peer business owners

This monthly meeting delves into the training topics in more detail.  Because of the setting we discuss with other business owners the importance of implementing it in the business and how best to do so.  In the training your peers will share in confidence the challenges and success they are each facing as they also move forward.  You will have the opportunity to provide insights and suggestions while receiving the same.

Training for Your Management Team

Many have a team of executives or management that need to also understand the value of the changes being made and will be given assignments related to the same.  As part of the engagement Universal can also train your management team to involve and engage them accordingly.  Often their buy-in is key to the success of the process and this ensures the seamless process.

Quarterly Retreat Facilitation

Key to the success in business is the ability to work “ON” rather than just “IN” the business.  Removing from the place of business those individuals essential to the success of the business and for two days focusing on the recent results, receiving specific training, while gaining clarity for the coming months will accelerate the success of the business and those involved.  Universal will facilitate this offsite retreat with the intent to springboard the business to the next level of success and profit.

Here is a summary of the things we will cover in the coming months:

  • The Value Builder System (8 Drivers)
  • Benchmarking with BizBench
  • The Universal Business Model
  • The Business Improvement Cycle
  • The Business Improvement Process
  • The Wisdom Pyramid
  • High / Low Impact Evaluation
  • Nine Principles for Profitability
  • The Universal Project Management Model
  • The Universal Turnaround Model
  • The Geometric Growth Model
  • The S.T.A.R. Program
  • The Pyramid of Employee Needs
  • The Wheel of Business
  • The Wheel of Life
  • And more!!

All of this can include:

  • Business Development Training/Coaching
  • Retreat Facilitation
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Client Team Training
  • Executive Roundtables
  • Executive Coaching
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Exit Strategy

Who are your coaches, meet our experts:


Roger Knecht
President, Universal Accounting Center


Committed to help you build value in & improve profits in your business.


He also specializes in business consulting and can help you with your business. Roger Knecht can help you develop a team of committed individuals for success and profits using a proven system. Using an interactive process he enables attendees to specifically learn how. Each attendee will leave with actionable goals that will improve communication in the company, customer satisfaction and bottom line profits.


As President of Universal Accounting Center® (UAC) Mr. Knecht is a favorite presenter at Universal’s seminars, combining wit and wisdom in sharing the principles of business success. Mr. Knecht has extensive experience in marketing and management with corporations of all sizes and has successfully implemented the principles of growth he speaks about.


Allen Bostrom, former President of UAC, says, “Roger’s professional abilities and enthusiasm for Universal Accounting have been critical to the growth of the company during the past dozen years. Had it not been for Roger’s contributions, we would not be where we are as a company today.”

Scott Mckinley
Structured Power Coaching/Value Builder Implementation Coach


Scott McKinley has spent a decade working with business owners, students and graduates of Universal Accounting Center as the senior business coach. He has personally assisted hundreds of individuals in the development and growth of their own businesses. Scott is highly sought after as a presenter for Universal and has helped individuals in their own companies as a facilitator of successful business improvement seminars. With his passion for helping others and his unique and humorous presenting style, he speaks and shares his expertise as a business coach, weekly in classes taught all across North America.


As a certified Law of Attraction practitioner and Value Builder (VB) provider he has the training and experience to help business owners apply the processes, procedures and strategies to work ON their businesses.


“Scott is a knowledgeable professional who possesses a great deal of marketing expertise that is specific to helping professionals to exceed.  His energy and motivation were inspirational to me!” –  Jennifer Foody


“As a friend and colleague I’ve seen Scott evolve into the man that he is today applying the very tools and principles he teaches. He has excelled professionally, as a husband and father while also helping others to become their best in business and personally. I always recommend people work with Scott without hesitation. He is an excellent business and life coach.” –  Roger Knecht, President Universal Accounting Center

Mike Agrelius is a marketer and a serial entrepreneur. He has increased sales for several companies in the travel industry, new  technology and consumer goods by implementing basic marketing strategies including alliance building, targeted messaging, list acquisition, referral programs, and improved customer service. He has created and marketed board games, card games, books, and CDs. He is a big fan of public relations and thinks the best way to get sales to come in is to get prospective customers to call you. He has been able to secure working relationships with Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Eaton, John Deere, GE, FOX, ABC, NBC, Neiman-Marcus, Wal-Mart, and others. Most recently he has been the Producer and VP of Marketing for a new TV show that is intertwined with the Internet, and designed to help startups and new businesses get funding and exposure.

Curtis Swenson

Curtis Swenson
Your Problem Solving Ally/Value Builder Implementation Coach

Curtis loves people and finds it very rewarding to help them get what they want. He asks a lot of questions in order to discover what “that” is. Then he asks more questions to help them decide how they want to get it. He has an extensive background in personal development, emotional intelligence and coaching.

Ken Bostrom has been an instructor, coach, and officer of Universal sector for nearly three decades.  He has seen Universal Accounting Center grow from a small local brick-and-mortar accounting training school to an international provider of cutting edge, on-line certification training for accounting professionals to start and grow their own bookkeeping, accounting, and tax practice.   Ken is the author behind our Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide to QuickBooks, as well as it’s annual updates.  You could say Ken wrote the book on how to use QuickBooks to get more done in less time, and to become a Profit and Growth Expert.   He is a certified QuickBooks Specialist and a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.


Scott Stephenson
Profit and Growth Coach “ In the Black/Red to Black

John Scott Stephenson has over 20 years of consulting experience in training design, implementation, facilitation, change management, customer loyalty, leadership development, and sales and marketing. He has designed and implemented management systems to support major change initiatives for numerous organizations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His goal is to help organizations be more profitable and help their people become more effective.


Scott’s clients are in the public, private and non-profit sectors, which have given him broad experience in understanding critical organizational issues. His clients include the Center for Disease Control, Phillip Morris, DeVry University, and KPMG Peat Marwick. He has an MBA and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

Clay Neves
BizBench/Value Builder Implementation Coach

Clay Neves is an 11 year veteran with Universal Accounting Center (UAC) and has worked with business throughout the United States and Canada.


Using a business valuation & benchmarking program that uses some of your financial information to compare the company to your industry standards, based on NAICS codes, he will show you what is going well in the business and identify areas for improvement with specific action items so you can do better than your competition.


More important, there is a national award that recognizes businesses that are in the Top 10% of their industry based on NAICS code that he will help guide you to earn.


At UAC he oversaw the growth of Universal’s seminar department nearly ten-fold, and oversaw the enrollment call center before taking on the implementation of BizBench as a new product, as well as webinars, virtual conferences, and other R&D projects. He has been involved at the executive level in using key performance indicators to identify trends, problems, opportunities and business solutions. He is a past Chamber of Commerce executive and knows how to help small business. With over 30 years of sales and marketing management experience, he can help you implement business assessment and evaluation, as well as coach you on how to attract new clients, increase retention, and expand your consulting income.

Contact Universal Accounting TODAY to see how this all can apply to you and your business.  Learn how we can do this and more with you and your team.